Second Years are starting their fashion internships!
They arrived at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy from different countries during a warm late-summer day in September 2017. We worked all together very hard for one year and half to prepare them for their first big step into the fashion industry. And now, it’s time for them to spread the wings and fly.
We want to wish all students good luck! We are sure that they will learn a lot from a real experience in the industry! We are looking forward to seeing them in September as new and young professionals of the fashion world! Of course, we’ll keep you up to date about all the new developments and feedbacks of their fashion internships.
(Photo credit: Ping Huang)
Virginie Thirion, BA (Hons) Fashion Business, 22 years old from Belgium, will work in her home country at Ambiorix in the Creative Department. “I am doing my internship as a product manager for the 125th year celebration. I will develop the collection and bring it to the market. They expect me to create the idea behind the collection and doing all the marketing research”.
Phillip Roessen, BA (Hons) Fashion Business, 23 years old from the Netherlands: “I am doing my internship at Amsterdam-based retail store FOUR Amsterdam. I am working as an “All-round E-commerce intern” focussing on website optimisation, online sales and developing my own customer base around the world”.
Zoe Kooren, BA (Hons) Fashion Business, 22 years old from Belgium, says: “My position/department for my upcoming internship at Gassan Diamonds will be in visual merchandising. During the next months I expect to learn a lot about how the internal organizations work within a luxury company. I’m looking forward to working with the styling and visual merchandising teams”.
Rebecca van Caem, 22 years old from the Netherlands, and Robin Hubert, 19 years old from the Netherlands, students of the BA (Hons) Fashion Design will both work at Reconstruct. “I am starting my internship at an Amsterdam-based clothing brand Reconstruct, where I hope to learn more about the process of producing a collection. I’m really interested in getting a better understanding of how the industry works and be able to create my own brand in the future”, Robin says.
Tricie Bergmann, 22 years old from Austria: “I will be moving to the UK to start my internship at Aitor Throup Studio. I’m very passionate about sewing, so I wanted an internship in which I would be involved in the production process, with a designer whose work I genuinely admire”.
Ellen Hawes, 21 years old from the UK: “I worked with fashion designer Kasper Jongejan over the course of about 4 months and was helping him to create the garments for his collection that was to be part of Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week. I did a lot of weaving when I was with him but then moved on to pattern cutting for some hats which were going to be featured in his new shop”.
Alexandra Poláková, BA (Hons) Fashion Design, 23 years old from Slovakia: “My internship will take place at a design studio of a young Dutch designer Tess van Zalinge, in Amsterdam. I will be Fashion Design Intern and some of my daily tasks will include gathering inspiration for new projects, translating ideas into sketches and designs, creating moodboards and technical drawings, making patterns and transforming them into garments. I am looking forward to being part of the development and realisation of the collections from the first sketches to a fashion show”.
Lisa Wiendels, BA (Hons) Fashion Business, 22 years old from the Netherlands: “I am doing an internship at Runes Athletica as a Fashion Intern with a specialization in Social Media. I have been given the opportunity to assist in all areas for the launch and development of this start up brand”.
Liana Weber, BA (Hons) Fashion Business, 21 years old from Germany, will work as Social Media Intern with a DJ/artist in Amsterdam.
Marijne Weggemans, BA (Hons) Fashion Business, 23 years old from the Netherlands, will work with popular fashion blogger Rebecca Laurey as Social Media Intern.
Maria Sole Novelli, 23 years old from Italy, will be intern at Suitsupply, renowned Dutch men’s fashion brand.
Sophia Pohlmann, 20 years old from Austria, is in Germany working at A Kind of Guise, brand that offers a wide range of menswear, womenswear and accessories.
Gabriella Frempong, 27 years old from the Netherlands, will work at The New Originals in Amsterdam.
Domitille Georget, 24 years old from France, is starting soon her internship at La Belle Studio, Amsterdam.
Sabrina Marinus, 25 years old from the Netherlands, will do her internship with Dutch fashion designer Dennis Diem.
Merel van der Laak, 21 years old from the Netherlands, will work with Dutch illustrator Anne Stooker.